- Mark "Bo" Pelini
- United States
- Youngstown, OH
- High School
- Cardinal Mooney
- Current Team
- Ohio State
1990 Media Guide: Will start at free safety … started the final eight games last year and tied for the team lead in interceptions with four … was second on the team in passes broken up with five … doesn’t have blazing speed, but does have great anticipation and plays the ball very well … a solid defensive back … playing time has been limited by injuries, including a broken jaw, a broken collarbone and a dislocated shoulder … a three-time member of the Big Ten’s All-Academic team … also recruited by a number of colleges to play basketball.
1989: Wound up the year with a career high 54 tackles … two of his interceptions came against Auburn in the Hall of Fame Bowl … played a combined total of 12 minutes in the first four games before breaking into the starting lineup against Indiana.
1988: Played in eight games, with starts against Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan the last three games of the season … finished the year with 40 tackles … had a career high 14 tackles against Michigan State, the second best effort of the year by a Buckeye defender.
1987: Collected 13 tackles in 11 games and had his first career interception against Illinois.
HIGH SCHOOL: A standout quarterback and safety … won all-Ohio recognition as a senior when he accounted for 1,300 yards in total offense.
PERSONAL: From a family of eight … all four of his brothers were high school football standouts at Cardinal Mooney … hobby is reading.